Back pain can surely get in the way of a good restful night’s sleep. A bad sleep position can cause lower back pain to get worse throughout the night and last into the next day. This is due to the fact that some positions put more pressure on the hips, back, and neck unnecessarily.
Maintaining the natural curve of the spine while lying in bed is important for alignment and proper back support. You can achieve this by making sure your head, shoulders, and hips are aligned. That way the back is properly supported. Sleeping on your back is the best possible position.
Switching up the position you may have slept in for years isn’t an easy task but it can be done. Don’t give up if you wake up in the old position. Just keep trying.
Best positions for back pain ranked:
#1 Best: On your back with support under your knees.
This position helps distribute your weight evenly. A small pillow under the neck supports the curve of the spine.
#2 Second Best: If you are a dedicated side sleeper put a pillow between your knees.
This raises the thigh restoring the natural alignment of the spine. Make sure you have a pillow under your head as well. If you are a constant flipper, add another pillow in a hug position. This will keep you in place and making rolling over more difficult.
#3 For Those with a Herniated Disc – The Fetal Position
This position may help bring relief during the night. Lying on your side with your knees tucked up to the chest reduces the bend of the spine and also helps loosen up joints.
Make sure to use a pillow under your neck as well.
#4 Not as great – sleep on your stomach with a pillow under your stomach area.
This is only helpful for those with a herniated disc or spinal disc degeneration. Use a flat pillow for your head or sleep without one.
#5 Back sleeping in a reclined position.
This can help with lower back pain especially if you have spondylolisthesis. This will work in either an adjustable bed or a recliner chair. It may take a few nights to adjust. If you tend to roll over do not use this method as you may hurt your hips.
#6 Make sure to see your Chiropractor Regularly.
Regular adjustments help your body stay in alignment allowing you the most restful painless sleep possible.
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